Planting Seeds of Equity
Change is a continuous process. You cannot assess it with the static yardstick of a limited time frame. When a seed is sown into the ground, you cannot immediately see the plant. You have to be patient. With time, it grows into a large tree. And then the flowers bloom, and only then can the fruits be plucked. - Mamata Banerjee
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Culturally Responsive Teaching is teaching and leading in such a way that more of your students, across more of their differencing, achieve at a high level and engage at a deeper level. It is knowing and understanding your students.
Cultural Competence is the will and ability to form authentic and effective relationships across differences.
Culturally responsive pedagogy can be a game-changer in a school’s pursuit of educational equity. There are misconceptions about what culturally responsive pedagogy is and how it works. CRT is more than just a set of multicultural activities, social justice lessons, or kinesthetic learning strategies. It is so much more. Check out the resources at this site.
Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.
Hispanic Heritage Month - September/October
Bullying Prevention Month - October
Unity Day - October 23, 2019
LGBT History Month - October
National American Indian Heritage Month - November
International Holocaust Remembrance Day - January 27
American History Month - February
Black History Month - Feburary
Greek-American Heritage Month - March
Gender Equality Month - March
National Women's History Month - March
World Autism Awareness Day - April 2
National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - May
Jewish American Heritage Month - May
LGBT Pride Month - June
Resources for parents:
Section 504 Parent Guide of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 [ENGLISH]
Section 504 Parent Guide of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 [SPANISH]
Post-Secondary 504 Accommodation Plans
Section 504 Parent & Student Rights and Safeguards
Section 504 Complaint Form
Section 504 Letter to Health Care Professionals
Section 504 Consent for Evaluation Form
Resources for school administrators:
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Restorative Practices and 504 Coordinator
5320 ADAMS AVE PARKWAY
OGDEN, UT 84405
Support from the Equity, Justice, and Inclusion (EJI) department aims to empower educators as educational leaders and establish equity for all students. The Equity, Justice, and Inclusion department and teams are partners and collaborators in school improvement. The EJI department and team members use standards and data, supporting schools forward in a growth mindset by way of advocacy, social justice, and systemic change. As we work together towards eliminating barriers to student success, we assure that every student has the opportunity for access, attainment, and achievement.
Weber School District is home to 32,588 students, with 5999 students of racial diversity and 1198 students identified as English Language Learners.
Biracial identity development includes self-identification.
A multiracial or biracial person is someone whose parents or ancestors
are from different ethnic backgrounds, while multiracial identity development
refers to the process of identity development of individuals who
self-identify with multiple racial goups.
Hispanic, Latino, Latinx
Hispanic - those who trace their ancestry to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean,
and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central and South America.
Hispanic or Latino?
While the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, "Hispanic" is a
narrower term that only refers to persons of Spanish-speaking origin or ancestry,
while "Latino" is more frequently used to refer generally to anyone of Latin American
origin or ancestry, including Brazilians.
Latinx – [Pronounced “La-teen-ex”]
Latinx is a gender-neutral term for people of Latin American heritage.
By dropping the traditional –o or –a ending at the end of the root word ‘Latin,’
Latinx encompasses those who identify outside of the gender binary, such as
transgender people or those who are gender-fluid.
Race - the socially constructed meaning attached to a variety of
physical attributes including but not limited to skin and eye color, hair texture,
and bone structure of people in the US and elsewhere.
LGBTQIA. Initialism of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning,
intersex, and allies. Initialism of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,
queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual.
Weber High School’s Koby Pack takes 1st place at FBLA National Leadership Conference
Competing in San Antonio, Texas among 12,000 students in over 70 categories, Koby Pack, a Weber High student brought home 1st Place and the title of National Champion in the Sales Presentation Category.
Congratulations to Koby Pack led by Mr. Alan Rawlins, business/marketing instructor and FBLA advisor.
Although 105 individuals competed at the national leadership conference in the Sales Presentation event, it is not easy to get there or to get into finals. Only two percent of FBLA students advance to the national level, so just getting there to compete is a great achievement. For students to make finals at Nationals they must be in the top 2 of their preliminary section out of 13-14 students.
Koby took first place at the State competition in March out of 28 individuals where he had to finish in the top two to advance to Nationals. Along with Koby, 12 other students from Weber High also attended Nationals in a variety of other events.
The Brainblast conference will be at Fremont High School.
1900 N 4700 W, Plain City, UT 84404
AUGUST 9TH, 2019
Look for more email reminders the week before the conference!
Congratulations to 38 students in 4th through 6th grade who earned the Viking Fitness Award this year at Valley View Elementary! The Viking Fitness Award recognizes students who display outstanding achievements in physical fitness; including excellence in the mile run, push-ups, sit-ups and the sit & reach. These 38 Vikings never give up and work hard to obtain and maintain physical fitness in their daily lives. Congratulations to each one of them!